News: 50 Cent, Kanye West & Beyonce Join Forces, Perform For Vets
Thursday, Oct 16, 2008 9:48AM
50 Cent, Kanye West, Ludacris, Beyonce, John Legend, Nelly and more have come together to show their support for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with the upcoming event, "A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE" airing later this month.
According to the Associated Press, the mega stars will unite for the one-night show which will include both live and pre-recorded performances from each artist as they pay homage to the efforts made by the men and women who have been called to duty.
"It doesn't matter where you stand on the war, we can all agree that young veterans serving our country must receive the benefits they've earned for their sacrifices," MTV Networks president Van Toffler told AP. "We aim to elevate these issues and ensure they're a top priority for our government officials."
Being taped a day prior to airing, the performances will be exclusively held in front of an audience of war veterans and their families at a venue in New York.
Additional celebrities scheduled to appear at the event include Kid Rock, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Hudson, Fall Out Boy, Saving Abel, Angels and Airwaves, Juanes and Taylor Swift.
Teaming up with CNN, MTV will feature news packages throughout the special.
This is not the first time MTV has lent its support to U.S. troops. As previously reported by SOHH, MTV personality Sway and Kanye teamed up for the news special "Choose or Lose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming" last summer surprising vets by hearing their stories and rewarding them by paying off debts, helping them with school costs and integrating them back in to society.
"A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE" will air on Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.
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